Sparklewood

Sparklewood
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Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Green Bean Dreaming & Wine Tasting

Garden Patio:Green Beans and Vino.

Here's a recipe to enjoy using fresh green beans. Make ahead of time to blend the flavors.
1 tsp chopped cilantro
1tsp chopped parsley
1 cup fresh Green and or Wax beans, steam and drain, cut off the ends if you like, cut each bean in half, 1/4 cup olive oil, 1 tsp chopped garlic, 1 tsp chopped red onion... lightly saute in olive oil, save the oil for the dressing...Add four pieces of bacon, crisped, drained and chopped1 small can M
andarin oranges, drained.Save the juice for the dressing. Mix all ingredients together in a handsome bowl and add some of the mandarin oranges' juice and olive oil until well coated. Sprinkle with pepper to taste. Chill. Serve over Romaine lettuce. Add some edible flowers to dress up the plate such as marigolds. This goes well with a cheese like Gorgonzola. Serve with a fine Riesling wine on a hot summer's eve out on the patio. A perfect recipe for fun!

2 comments:

cinnamongirl said...

beans beans the magical fruit the more u eat the more u well I have to try this recipe now that I have a fresh picked bag of beans

Terra Hangen said...

Hey Sparkles, This recipe sounds delicious.
Have a blessed Labor Day weekend.
Sunshine

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